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Trapping Light and Saving It for Later

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Trapping Light and Saving It for Later

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Trapping Light and Saving It for Later

Trapping Light and Saving It for Later

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Scientists manage to stop light, hold it trapped in a cloud of chilled atoms known as a Bose Einstein condensate, and then release it in a second cloud a short distance away. We'll talk about the work and its potential applications in information processing.

Guests:

Lene Vestergaard Hau, Mallinckrodt professor of physics and McKay professor of applied physics, Harvard University